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The Value Imperative

Harvesting Value from Your IT Initiatives

  • Gerald G. Grant
  • Robert Collins

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Gerald G. Grant, Robert Collins
    Pages 1-15
  3. Gerald G. Grant, Robert Collins
    Pages 17-26
  4. Gerald G. Grant, Robert Collins
    Pages 27-36
  5. Gerald G. Grant, Robert Collins
    Pages 37-55
  6. Gerald G. Grant, Robert Collins
    Pages 57-72
  7. Gerald G. Grant, Robert Collins
    Pages 73-97
  8. Gerald G. Grant, Robert Collins
    Pages 99-112
  9. Gerald G. Grant, Robert Collins
    Pages 113-123
  10. Gerald G. Grant, Robert Collins
    Pages 125-141
  11. Gerald G. Grant, Robert Collins
    Pages 143-155
  12. ROI
    Gerald G. Grant, Robert Collins
    Pages 157-171
  13. Gerald G. Grant, Robert Collins
    Pages 173-191
  14. Gerald G. Grant, Robert Collins
    Pages 193-204
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 205-207

About this book

Introduction

The advances of modern computer-based innovation have been mind-bogglingly fast and have changed both business and everyday life around the world.

But change has not come evenly. The very pace of technological advancement has tended to hide some fundamental problems that have existed from the start. These involve, not the technology only, but the management and application of that technology. The human and organizational factors have not kept pace. They have remained relatively static and, to a shocking degree, ineffective.  

As a result, the IT department in any organization has somehow remained a breed apart. Communication between IT and the rest of the organization is fraught with misunderstanding. This leads to failures, recrimination, and, sometimes, wholesale changes which fall well wide of their goals. The authors wrote this book because they wanted both business and IT to change the way they think and talk about how IT is invested in and managed in organizations. 

In The Value Imperative readers will be introduced to a new business model called The Agricultural Model created by the authors for managing IT in organizations. This innovative model will help you learn how to change the mindset of people in your organization about how IT should be invested in and managed; key considerations for ensuring that business value is delivered from IT investments; how to measure that value that has been delivered and whether there has been effective return on the investments made; and finally the authors challenge business and IT managers to focus on the business value that customers seek which will help companies.  

Keywords

IT agricultural model value cycles enterprise architecture return on investment

Authors and affiliations

  • Gerald G. Grant
    • 1
  • Robert Collins
    • 2
  1. 1.Carleton UniversityOttawaCanada
  2. 2.OttawaCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-59040-4
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-59039-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-59040-4
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